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Sanna Lipkin


PI, Senior Research Fellow 

Title of Docent in Textile Archaeology (University of Turku)

Sanna is expert in identity and childhood theories and methodologically she has specialised in textile research. These have directed both her PhD studies (Textile-making and social identities in central Tyrrhenian Italy from prehistory to the Republican period, 2010) and post-doctoral career (Funerary attire both in ancient Italy and Post-medieval Finland). 

Tiina Väre 

Post doctoral researcher 


Tiina's PhD dissertation is entitled Osteobiography of Vicar Rungius. Analyses of the bones and tissues of the mummy of an early 17th-century northern Finnish clergyman using radiology and stable isotopes (2017). She is expert in bioanthropology and stable isotope analysis.

Saara Tuovinen

Doctoral researcher 

In her PhD dissertation Saara will study old age in the 18th century Finland. Currently her special research interest is in how ageing affected individuals and their relationship to family and community. She is interested in relationships between the elderly and children.

Marisa Kuusisto


Research assistant

In the project Marisa works with documentation of the archaeological textiles. She is also interested in the research of execution sites in Finland.

People who worked with us in the beginning of the project:

Tiina Kuokkanen


Post doctoral researcher 


Tiina's PhD dissertation Class and gender of clothing in 17th–19th century Oulu. An historical archaeology perspective (2016) studies performative aspects of rank and gender through small items related to clothes both in archaeological material and in probate inventories. She is familiar with working with different historical sources and archaeological materials as she has degrees in both disciplines. Her interests are in understanding class and gender of young individuals.

Ville Karjalainen

Research assistant


Spring 2021 Ville graduated from biomechanical engineering and has a wide range of research interests. In this project, he does micro-computed tomography imaging, image processing and analysis for the discovered textile and dental samples.

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